Spring 2023
Date | Speaker | Title |
Jan 27 | Organizational meeting | Talk registration |
Feb 3 | Math Department | Prospective student event |
Feb 17 | Thomas Brazelton | How to prevent nuclear war and then decide what to watch on Netflix |
Feb 24 | Avik Chakravarty | How to count degrees of a projective variety? |
Mar 3 | Handi Zhang | Neural operators: how nonlinear operators can be approximated by neural networks and what are the applications in real world? |
Mar 10 | Spring Break | (no seminar) |
Mar 17 | Jacob Van Hook | How to be a Gamer in the fourth dimension |
Mar 24 | Nikita Borisov | A mathematical trip through quantum computing |
Mar 31 | Professor Robin Pemantle | Solving equations |
Apr 14 | Ellis Buckminster | Mapping class groups! |
Apr 21 | Krishan Canzius | Ultrafilters, Ultraproducts, and Ultrapowers, Oh My! |
Fall 2022
Date | Speaker | Title |
Sep 2 | Organizational meeting | Talk registration |
Sep 9 | Marte Julie Sætra | Computational modeling of ion concentration dynamics in brain tissue |
Sep 16 | Julian Gould | So You Think YouKnow ℝ? |
Sep 23 | Maxine Calle | Ideas of Morse theory and Floer theory |
Sep 30 | Jin Wei | Life Pro Tip: How to responsibly obtain more real numbers |
Oct 7 | Fall Break | (no seminar) |
Oct 14 | Professor Charles Epstein | Interpolation, extrapolation and the miraculous Chebyshev polynomials |
Oct 21 | Professor Randall Kamien | Applied Measured Foliations: Smectics! |
Oct 28 | Elijah Gunther | Phantom 👻 Maps |
Nov 4 | Yi Wang | Driving instructors HATE this simple trick!!!! |
Nov 11 | Qishuo Yin | Covariate-Balancing-Aware Interpretable Deep Learning Models for Treatment Effect Estimation |
Nov 18 | Leonardo Ferreira Guilhoto | What the heck is a “neural network”, anyway? (and why mathematicians should care) |
Nov 25 | Thanksgiving | (no seminar) |
Dec 2 | Thomas Brazelton | Social choice and topology |
Spring 2022
Jan 21 | Organizational meeting | |
Jan 28 | Thomas Brazelton | Elliptic Curves and the Surveillance State |
Feb 4 | Andrew Kwon | A Leisurely Walk Through Diophantine Geometry |
Feb 11 | Yi Wang | How you can (expect to) win money at a casino |
Feb 18 | Hunter Stufflebeam | |
Feb 25 | Xinxuan (Jennifer) Wang | |
Mar 4 | Marielle Ong | Affine Springer fibers |
Mar 11 | Spring break | (no seminar) |
Mar 18 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | That’s not an infinite line. THAT’S an infinite line. |
Mar 25 | Andres Mejia | Scissors Congruence and K-theory |
Apr 1 | Alvaro Pintado | Hilbert’s Program and the Incompleteness Theorems |
Apr 8 | Eben Blaisdell | Multiplying Integers (Yes, Really!) |
Apr 15 | Krishan Canzius | The Compactness Theorem: a Tour Through the Wild World of Types |
Apr 22 | Prof. Angela Gibney | Introduction to the moduli space of curves and vector bundles of conformal blocks |
Apr 29 | Pizza party |
Fall 2021
Sep 3 | Welcome meeting | |
Sep 10 | Ryan Brill | Horse Racing, Kelly Betting, and Unintuitive Bets |
Sep 17 | Julian Gould | Mathematics in the Third Reich |
Sep 24 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | Ordinal numbers and (weird) topology |
Oct 1 | Travis Leadbetter | The best pace |
Oct 8 | Jacob van Hook | Tic-Tac-Toe variants on finite geometries |
Oct 15 | No meeting (Fall break) | |
Oct 22 | Artur Saturnino | Causality |
Oct 29 | Miguel Lopez | Multiplication Tricks Mathematicians DON’T Want You To Know |
Nov 5 | Junyu Ma | |
Nov 12 | Mid-semester Party | organized by Yi Wang and Jacob van Hook |
Nov 19 | Jianing Yang | Fundamental groups in characteristic p |
Nov 26 | No meeting (Thanksgiving break) | |
Dec 3 | Prof. Daniel Krashen | Can you hear the shape of a division algebra? |
Dec 10 | Prof. Yumeng Ou | Falconer type problems for finite point configurations |
Spring 2021
No meetings due to COVID-19.
Fall 2020 (virtual)
Sep 11 | Yao-Rui Yeo | Jacobi Polynomials via Pictures |
Sep 18 | Julian Gould | Infinite Ethics |
Sep 25 | Man Cheung Tsui | Differential Galois theory |
Oct 2 | Andrew Kwon | High School Number Theory — A Mystery |
Oct 9 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | Infinite Type Surfaces |
Oct 16 | Paige North | Univalent Foundations |
Oct 23 | Eben Blaisdell | Partial Resolutions of the Nivat Conjecture |
Oct 30 | Prof. Julia Hartmann | Local-Global Principles for Linear Algebraic Groups |
Nov 6 | Eric Goodman | Peter Doyle’s New Age Solitaire and Card Shuffling |
Nov 20 | Andres Mejia | Sphere Eversion |
Dec 4 | Thomas Brazelton | Gimbal Lock: A Gimbal Talk |
Dec 11 | Industry Speaker | Industry Talk |
Spring 2020
Jan 24 | Julian Gould | Basic Personal Finance |
Jan 31 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | My favorite numerical algorithm |
Feb 7 | Darrick Lee | Iterated integrals |
Feb 14 | Artur Bicalho-Saturnino | Qbits and prime factorization |
Feb 21 | Jackson Goodman | Zeros and Fixed points |
Feb 28 | Prof. Philip Gressman | Geometry, Combinatorics, and Invariant Theory in Harmonic Analysis |
Mar 6 | Esteban Paduro | The power of the weak solutions |
Mar 20 | Party | Cancelled |
Mar 28 | Eben Blaisdell | Cancelled |
Apr 3 | Yao-Rui Yeo | Cancelled |
Apr 10 | Man Cheung Tsui | Cancelled |
Apr 17 | Professor Davi Maximo | Cancelled |
Apr 24 | Jia Choon Lee | Cancelled |
Fall 2019
Sep 6 | Benedict Morrissey | Introduction to Teichmuller space |
Sep 13 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | Geometry: but why? |
Sep 20 | Jackson Goodman | Positive curvature and topology |
Sep 27 | Yao-Rui Yeo | Music 101 for science people |
Oct 4 | George Wang | Succeeding in grad school |
Oct 18 | Prof. Henry Towsner | The Erdos Sumset Conjecture |
Oct 25 | Weichen Zhou | Introduction to First-passage Percolation |
Nov 1 | Party | |
Nov 8 | Darrick Lee | Cohomology and Paradox |
Nov 15 | Hunter Stufflebeam | Soviet Mathematics the Productivity of Mathematicians post 1991 |
Nov 22 | Michael Gerapetritis | Local “Geometry” |
Dec 6 | Prof. Mona Merling | An advertisement for Algebraic K-theory |
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Apr 20 | Darrick Lee | Higher Categories |
Apr 13 | Prof. Scott Weinstein | Mathematical Logic: Structure and Language |
Apr 6 | Esteban Paduro | On the Nash embedding theorems |
Mar 30 | Huy Mai | Euler integral transform |
Mar 23 | Weichen Zhou | Elliptic Curves Over C With Complex Multiplication |
Mar 16 | Yao-Rui Yeo | Congruent Numbers |
Mar 2 | Jakob Hansen | |
Feb 23 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen | |
Feb 16 | Prof. Stephanie Dick (History) | |
Feb 9 | Jackson Goodman | |
Feb 2 | Marcus Michelen | |
Jan 26 | Benedict Morrissey | |
Jan 19 | Anschel Schaffer-Cohen |
Fall 2017